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  • The Weekly Cut sings the praises of the classic plaid blazer.
  • Alison of Wardrobe Oxygen (inspired by our post about products we actually finish) shares her go-to beauty faves.
  • Business Insider, taking a page from a new book about “Swedish death cleaning,” offers suggestions for downsizing your stuff [affiliate link].
  • Curbed New York reports that Lord & Taylor has sold its flagship location to WeWork, which offers “workspace, community, and services for a global network of creators.”
  • Man Repeller has tips from a model, an author, and a stylist on “letting go and ‘having it all.'”
  • Harvard Business Review suggests, “If you can’t find a spouse who supports your career, stay single.”
  • The Atlantic shares actress Brit Marling’s encounter with Harvey Weinstein as it fits into the “economics of consent.”
  • Sharing her own experiences, Huffington Post Senior Politics Reporter Laura Bassett examines the “gray area between a harmless flirtation and flat-out sexual assault.”
  • Bustle asks whether the heroes of several popular romantic movies were actually sexually harassing the heroines.
  • Self presents slow cooker tricks, while Taste offers tips on using an Instant Pot.
  • Smart Bitches, Trashy Books provides some recommended reads for when you need an escape (and who doesn’t?).
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s publishes the resume of a “young female professional looking to be treated equally by male coworkers.”

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  1. Yay Kat! I think I should have gone to HARVARD, b/c I agree with the Harvard Business Review article about having a HUSBAND that support’s my career. For those in the HIVE not interested in reading the article, the GIST is that you should stay SINGLE if you can’t find a spouse that will support you in your career. I interpret this as generally supporting you in whatever decisions you make, whether it be a career decision or move, or a decision to enter a different career, such as rearing your children with the spouse. If the putative spouse is NOT supportive, STOP, do NOT pass GO and do NOT collect $200. This is a Monopoly expression for those in the hive that are NOT familiar with bored games. BTW, I also LOVE Twister as a way to meet guy’s, as long as you do not wind up with your face in a funny place on their bodie’s. FOOEY!

  2. I repeatedly make the Swedish Death Cleaning argument to my mother…and it gets me nowhere. I’m an only child and she’s single, so all the bric-a-brac, sets of fussy china, jars of spare buttons, everything, will fall to me. I’ve told her more than once I’m bringing in an estate auction team and that’s the end of it. “But some of these things are very nice and/or expensive! Why would you get rid of them?” “Because I don’t want a china service for 18 with frilly pink flowers on it” falls on deaf ears. Oy.

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